MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An AT&T worker struck by a driver with a suspended license is grateful to be alive and sharing a powerful message.
Michael Stephens is recovering at Regional Medical Center after being hit by a motorist while working on New Brunswick Road.
"These are tears of joy. I'm just so happy," says Stephens.
Stephens says the accident has changed his perspective on life, and has showed him the power of God.
"I could have died from this," says Stephens.
The wreck happened January 9, when Michael says he was walking near his truck with his back to oncoming traffic when a driver swerved and hit both him and his truck. He suffered a broken neck, finger, tibia, fibia, and lost one of this legs.
"At the last minute I see him coming and I just jump, in the air, and he hits me," says Stephens.
Pizarro Wesley, 38, was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
"This man should have never been behind the wheel that day," says Stephens.
Stephens says he wants something done to help keep drivers with suspended licenses off the road.
This accident did not take his life, and as he will tell you it did not kill his spirit either.
"It's up to us to find the strength of the Lord and be happy," says Stephens.
The WMC Action News 5 Investigators did some digging and we discovered last year in Memphis 8,000 people were caught driving on a suspended, revoked, or canceled license.